Glowing loot chickens are some of the rarest creatures to spot in Fortnite. Unlike the normal variant, glowing versions indicate high-tier loot. Since high-tier loot often has to be acquired from vaults or holo-chests, the spawn-rate for glowing animals is kept to a minimum.
That said, for the Avian Ambush Challenge week, Epic Games wants players to hunt a few glowing loot chickens to earn 20,000 XP. Given how difficult it is to spot one of these glowing variants, this task could take some time.
A step-by-step guide on how to hunt glowing loot chickens in Fortnite
1) Land east of Greasy Grove or west of Chonker's Speedway
The two best locations that have multiple spawn locations for chickens are Greasy Grove and Chonker's Speedway. They are both located on the southern part of the island. While they aren't hot-drop locations, players will have to be careful while landing at them.
To ensure the challenge goes off without a hitch, a good idea would be to land in and around the POIs and loot there. It's best to avoid looting inside the main area as opponents may be trying to complete this challenge as well.
2) Gear up with long-range weapons and mobility items
After landing safely, the next step will be to find the proper gear. For the task at hand, any weapon will work, but to be on the safe side, long-range weapons such as the Cobra DMR will be ideal.
In addition to the Cobra DMR, players should also try to find a few mobility items. Grapple Glider is the best option as it will allow players to rapidly redeploy at a moment's notice. This will be useful for scouting nearby areas or escaping from opponents if and when needed.
3) Find and hunt glowing loot chickens in and around the area
The final step of the challenge will be the most tedious. Given how rare it is to run into glowing loot chickens, having to hunt 20 will take a long time. That said, it's likely that Epic Games will increase the spawn rate of glowing loot chickens or force them to spawn at chicken pens across the island.
If this is the case, hunting them should be relatively easier. Even though an excess of glowing loot chickens will render vaults and holo-chests useless, with Fortnite Chapter 3 coming to an end, mayhem is bound to ensue on the island.
That said, even if the spawn rate of glowing loot chickens is increased, players will have to do some legwork to find chickens during the match. It's also highly unlikely that they'll run into 20 chickens in a single match. Such being the case, it'll take a few matches before the challenge can be completed. Here are all the current spawn locations for chickens in-game:
- North of Seven Outpost II
- North and south of Rave Cave
- Western side of Lustrous Lagoon
- Western side of Tained Towers
- All across the desert biome (Flutter Barn, Chonker's Speedway, Cloudy Condos)
- East of Greasy Grove
- South of Fort Jonesy
Note: More chicken spawn locations may be introduced for Avian Ambush Week.